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PHF Isobel Cup women’s pro hockey championship coming to Tempe’s Mullett Arena

March 12th, 2023

The Premier Hockey Federation (PHF) has announced that the 2023 Isobel Cup Championship, in partnership with the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes and OVG360, will be at Mullett Arena on the campus of Arizona State University in Tempe, on Sunday, March 26. The league’s top two teams will battle in the desert for the ultimate prize in…

Kachinas thrilled to be awarded Tier I status as Shott’s dream comes true

January 27th, 2022

In one sense, the Arizona Kachinas’ rise to Tier I status as an amateur hockey development program came very quickly. In another, the official call from the selection committee on Jan. 14 didn’t come quite fast enough. The Kachinas’ rise to the highest competition level of youth hockey at all three age levels — 14U,…

Bonaldi brothers, who played for Bobcats, grab weekly honors from USPHL

January 21st, 2022

A pair of former Arizona youth hockey players have been named weekly award winners from the USPHL. Las Vegas Thunderbirds defenseman Nick Bonaldi is the Pacific Division Defenseman of the Week while Thunderbirds’ goalie Anthony Bonaldi is the Pacific Division Goaltender of the Week. On the blue line, Bonaldi, a 2003 birth year, had three…

Former Arizona hockey-playing sisters scoring goals in local real estate market

July 13th, 2021

For Reagan and Morgan Briggs, hockey was their passion growing up playing for the SheWolves girls hockey association. As the years have gone on, that passion turned into real estate for the Scottsdale-based sisters. “Although I miss playing immensely and have been thinking about making an adult league comeback, real estate is truly my passion,”…

Scottsdale native, former Boston College women’s great Newkirk named assistant coach at NCAA D-I Brown

July 13th, 2021

Brown University has announced the addition of Makenna Newkirk as an assistant coach for the women’s NCAA Division I hockey team. Newkirk was most recently a coach and assistant director at the North American Hockey Academy, where she transitioned the program from Vermont to Massachusetts. She managed all of the Under-16 team’s dynamics and worked…

New OneHockey girls hockey director Seiling sees growth potential for game across U.S.

May 20th, 2021

As OneHockey, the premier tournament program in North America, gets set to kick off its summer programs, the company is also expanding on the girls hockey side. The recent hiring of former NHL player Ric Seiling will speed that growth in leaps and bounds. “(OneHockey president and CEO) Sebastien Fortier was very open when I…

Reflections on Shewolves, girls hockey history in the Arizona desert

March 19th, 2021

Growing up, I longed to play hockey. There weren’t options for girls back then and my dad wouldn’t let me play with the boys. I went to the library in third grade and checked out every book about hockey and learned all the rules and how to take stats. My brother played hockey and I…

Scottsdale native Turner finding NWHL to be perfect fit after four-year NCAA D-I career

January 22nd, 2021

Carlee Turner started playing hockey to emulate her older brother. Several years later, the Scottsdale native has four years of NCAA Division I hockey to her credit and a pro contract in the NWHL. Not too shabby. “I was not sure if I was going to play after college right away, but when I finally…

Kachinas’ college commitments continue as Benson decides on GCU

January 15th, 2021

Riley Benson, who plays for the Arizona Kachinas’ 19U AA Elite team, committed this week to play ACHA Division I college hockey next season for Grand Canyon University. “We are so proud of Riley for her commitment to GCU,” said Kachinas coach Vanessa Maines. “I’ve watched her work incredibly hard the past seven years and…

Kachinas’ Guertin commits to play college hockey at Colorado State

January 5th, 2021

Madalyn Guertin, who plays for the Arizona Kachinas’ 19U AA Elite team, committed this week to play ACHA Division I college hockey next season for Colorado State University. Guertin has also played hockey in Arizona for Centennial High School. According to the CSU women’s hockey mission statement, “The purpose of the organization shall be to…

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